9th January 2023
Top 5 tips for Making the Most out of MedEntry
In the January of year 12, I bought the UCAT Platinum package. MedEntry had come highly recommended by numerous people who had used it previously, and MedEntry honestly proved priceless in helping me prepare for the UCAT. I completed the MedEntry free UCAT practice exam a few months earlier when I had started thinking about applying to Medicine, but having been warned of a fi ...
6th January 2023
How to use Holidays to Improve in UCAT
Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a long year of hard work. For those sitting the UCAT, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the UCAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream medicine course. Here are ...
4th January 2023
5 Reasons to Start your UCAT Preparation Now!
1. Master the UCAT Learning Curve The UCAT is a test unlike anything you have ever sat before. UCAT Verbal Reasoning is loosely connected to traditional reading comprehension texts and UCAT Quantitative Reasoning is mathematics-based, but both the style and time pressure is truly unique. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that you will have ever encountered formal testing in the areas of UC ...
16th December 2022
Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to UCAT and high ...
14th December 2022
When Should I Start Preparing for the UCAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about UCAT. When you first start to research UCAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach UCAT preparation? When should I start my UCAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the UCAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...
11th December 2022
What is UCAT 2023?
What is UCAT 2023? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria being performance in school/university and interviews). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess kn ...
6th December 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years various catch-phrases have circulated in the education sector: “study smarter not harder”, "do less work for more reward" and others. They can seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from scie ...
2nd December 2022
What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?
If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most undergraduate medical and dental degrees across Australia and New Zealand. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation is therefore essential. There are hundreds of UCAT preparation courses availab ...
23rd September 2022
Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps
The UCAT is one of the three criteria for most undergraduate medicine schools in Australia, and often holds equal weighting to ATAR. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than exp ...
14th September 2022
Final UCAT ANZ 2022 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!
The UCAT ANZ 2022 percentile calculator and final statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2022 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score to percentile calculator that will help you to convert your 2022 UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. You can find it here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-statistics/ Th ...